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Master of Science (MS)


Engineering and Technology Education


Gary A. Stewardson


The purpose of this study was to gather information from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) partnership team experts. This project follows the methodology of a modified Delphi study. A review of literature in the areas of curriculum development, pre-college engineering, and the Delphi research technique provided the background for the structure utilized. Top programs from across the country were questioned to identify and come to a consensus on top components essential to developing and utilizing a successful PLTW partnership team. The components were categorized into two lists: effective practices utilized to make a program successful and effective practices employed by team coordinators to make a leadership team successful. The initial information provided was revised through the blind collaboration of 17 experts. Information gathered between each revision was coded and analyzed to achieve two final lists.